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Lars von Trier Wants Stellan Skarsgård and Willem Dafoe for ‘The Nymphomaniac’

Posted September 8, 2011 by Max in Film News

Lars von Trier is no stranger to controversy. While I wish he would just shut up and let his films speak for themselves, the guy has an uncanny talent for filmmaking. He is interested in casting his next film, ‘The Nymphomaniac’ and two actors in particular have caught his attention, Stellan Skarsgård and Willem Dafoe.

According to THR,

Skarsgard told E! News he would star in the film. “Lars called me and said ‘Stellan, my next film will be a porno and I want you to play the lead in it,” Skarsgard said.

The film’s producers haven’t confirmed the casting, but Skarsgard and von Trier have collaborated frequently in the past. The Swedish star got his international breakthrough as the paraplegic who asks his wife to sleep with other men in Breaking the Waves. Skarsgard has also appeared in Dancer in the Dark,Dogville and von Trier’s most recent feature, Melancholia.

On the other hand, The Playlist, [via C7nema], said that Dafoe received a call from von Trier while promoting his new film ‘4:44 Last Day On Earth’. Dafoe has said he won’t commit to the film until after finishing the press for his latest.

Speaking in Berlin this weekend, von Trier described Nymphomaniac as an explicit exploration of female sexuality from ages 0 to 50.

If you haven’t seen von Trier’s latest, Melancholia, the movie hits VOD on October 7th.

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